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Brownies vs Chocolate Chip Cookies: Which Treat Reigns Supreme?

  • January 9, 2018

It’s a debate as old as time – or at least as old as brownies and chocolate cookies. Which is better? Which delicious baked treat comes out victorious when the go head to head? There are strong arguments on both sides and both camps are passionate about their favorites.

Just in case you’re still on the fence, here some come of the most compelling arguments and comparative data for brownies vs chocolate chip cookies.

Team Brownie

When you start adding things to a chocolate chip cookie, it stops being a chocolate chip cookie – in the traditional sense anyway. Brownies have an endless list of goodies that can be mixed in, from nuts to chocolate chips, to dried fruit, and so much more. They have more flexibility and can adapt to any preference.

If you want just a hint of chocolate, don’t reach for a cookie, grab a blondie – with chocolate chips. Still a brownie, sans the chocolate overload. Mix brownie bits into ice cream or bake them into cake for a surprising, scrumptious dessert.

Team Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies can stand on their own. They don’t need any fancy mix-ins. They don’t need to be doctored up so that some people will like them – most people already love them!

Why mess with a good thing?

Although you can have milk with your brownies, you can’t dunk them. Is there anything more comforting than chocolate chip cookies dunked in an ice cold glass of milk? Plus, slather some ice cream between a couple of cookies and you have a deliciously portable treat. You really can’t do the same with two brownies.

Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies: Head to Head

The big question of everyone’s lips is “How do these chocolatey treats stack up as far as nutrition is concerned. Well, we did some math:

Serving Size

  • Brownies – 419 g.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 100 g.


  • Brownies – 1,588 cal
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 489 cal


  • Brownies – 261.98 g.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 64.06 g.


  • Brownies – 57.68 g.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 24.73 g.


  • Brownies – 19.94 g.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 5.50 g.

Keep in mind that a brownie serving as about four times larger than a cookie serving. While you can increase your cookie serving size, you might want to do some quick math first. Then again, maybe cookies can satisfy in a smaller serving.

Still haven’t decided? Fortunately, you don’t have to pick just one when you shop Bertha Mae’s Brownie Company. Yes, we are a chocolate brownie company, but that isn’t all we do! Shop our site to find the tastiest cookie and brownie platters and cookie and brownie gift baskets around. In fact, choose any of our brownie baskets and customize them with ½ cookies and ½ brownies. No need to choose or take a side, now you can have the best of both worlds!